Breathe easily, otaku. Evangelion and Transformers are getting some crossover toy repaints in Japan, but the rumors that Michael Bay actually said “I don’t know if you are familiar with ‘Evangelion’ but that’s one movie that I want to direct,” as reported on a Korean gossip site which cited a non-existent Transformers fan site, are not true, as confirmed by Bay’s official social media:
#evangelion rumor going around is not true.
— Michael Bay Dot Com (@S4TE) July 7, 2014
Did you really believe he had even heard about Neon Genesis Evangelion before this, let alone thought of it as a passion project?